The games we play…

by left_blank on May 7, 2004


When I was in grade school, it may have even been as late as jr. high, there was this really stupid game we used to play. You would hold your thumb and forefinger in the shape of a circle, and if you could get someone to look at it you got to hit them. If on the other hand the person stuck a finger in your hole they got to hit you. Great fun really, plus you always had your equipment with you.

fast-forward 15-20 some odd years, make it a little more adult, but not much, and you have the game that a co-worker and I play. Instead of circles we use middle fingers, and there is no hitting involved. It’s all about being creative, and finding new ways to get them to look. Again great fun, but it’s become a bit stale. The current suggestion is to get a couple voice recorders and record the sword banging sound effects from some old school cartoon like voltron, and having middle finger fights, complete with sound. I’m so glad I’ve never had to grow-up completely.

It may not be so much funny as sad, but we do what we have to do to get through the day.

Made you look. :)


sporty May 7, 2004 at 2:24 pm

Dude, you know, we were just talking about this last weekend. That was the first time I heard about this game. It’s too bad I didn’t know when I was younger. I would have wailed on my sister.

BSTommy May 7, 2004 at 3:38 pm

We got a memo a couple of years ago at the old job. Basically citing the “No Horseplay” rule, we were reminded that “the circle” game, and also “numbers”–where if somebody said a number, they were hit on the shoulder that many times–were not allowed under that No Horseplay rule.

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